The House that was Eureka
Text Classics, 2013
It was the gun-dream Noel was dreaming. He had it more and more as time went on... Suddenly, not far away, there were bullet bangs.
Noel lives with his despotic grandmother in a dilapidated terrace house in inner-Sydney. When Evie and her family move in next door, a nightmare from the past begins to play itself out in the present lives of the two teenagers. It seems that the consequences may prove to be even more deadly, the second time around.
Inspired by the anti-eviction battles of the Great Depression, The House That Was Eureka interweaves a story of two contemporary adolescents who fight for independence and dignity.
Shortlisted, Australian Vogel Awards, 1984
New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Award, 1986
Commended, CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers, 1986
Shortlisted, National Children's Book Award, South Australia, 1986